History Literature / Holes

14th Jun '18 9:39:23 PM tv1995
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* DieLaughing: In the book at least after Kate is bitten by the yellow spotted lizard, she smiles and says "Start diggin' Trout" and dies laughing at him.



** Stanley and Zero at the end when Zero reveals the treasure chest [[spoiler:is rightfully Stanley's because it has his name on it (his great-grandfather's name actually, but because the family always name their sons Stanley, their names are identical)]], preventing the Warden from getting her hands on it.

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** Stanley and Zero at the end when Zero reveals the treasure chest [[spoiler:is rightfully Stanley's because it has his name on it (his great-grandfather's name actually, but because the family always name their sons Stanley, their names are identical)]], preventing the Warden from getting her hands on it. He even repeats her sinister catchphrase ""'Scuse me?"


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* PopularIsDumb: Subverted with Myra in that she doesn't seem to be popular with the men. Her only suitors are Igor and Elya.
11th May '18 10:23:47 PM Jayalaw
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* CruelMercy: When Zero whacks Pendanski across the face with a shovel and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere runs away from camp]], the Warden tells Mr. Sir not to shoot him. Mr. Sir replies he wasn't going to, so they abandon him and erase his records, knowing he'll die in the desert without water, because he didn't take his canteen with him.

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* CruelMercy: CruelMercy:
** Kate Barlow spared Stanley Yelnats I, but stranded him in the desert. He claimed he survived by "seeking refuge on God's thumb" (actually an onion field with water). Stanley IV's mom points out that Kate could have easily killed him.
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When Zero whacks Pendanski across the face with a shovel and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere runs away from camp]], the Warden tells Mr. Sir not to shoot him. Mr. Sir replies he wasn't going to, so they abandon him and erase his records, knowing he'll die in the desert without water, because he didn't take his canteen with him.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Downplayed. Pendanski never hesitates to talk trash about Zero or lie about being a doctor, but he won't let Stanley die of thirst because of Mr. Sir didn't fill his canteen for two weeks.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: EvenEvilHasStandards:
** In the film, Mr. Sir saves Stanley from a lizard that starts chasing him.
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Downplayed. Pendanski never hesitates to talk trash about Zero or lie about being a doctor, but he won't let Stanley die of thirst because of Mr. Sir didn't fill his canteen for two weeks.



* RiddleForTheAges: Stanley never figures out why Kate Barlow spared his great-great-grandfather, and Kate never elaborates during her part of the story. He's the ''only'' robbery victim that Kate spared.



** Right before Sam is shot in his boat, Kate screams his name. She then says it in a voice full of tears after the gunshot, and breaks into sobs. In the book, she's on the boat with him when he's killed.

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** Right before Sam is shot in his boat, boat in the film, Kate screams his name. She then says it in a voice full of tears after the gunshot, and breaks into sobs. In the book, she's on the boat with him when he's killed.


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* YouWillBeSpared: Stanley Yelnats I was the ''only'' man that Kate robbed and didn't kill. Her reasons were unclear.
10th May '18 8:35:49 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* PrisonsAreGymnasiums: Digging massive holes got Stanley in much better shape.

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* PrisonsAreGymnasiums: Digging massive holes got helps Stanley get in much better shape.
10th May '18 8:35:21 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* PrisonsAreGymnasiums: Digging massive holes got Stanley in much better shape.
10th May '18 8:26:50 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: [[spoiler:Sam and Katherine's romance ends badly, in large part because mixed-race romances weren't looked on too kindly in the 19th century]].



* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler:Kissin' Kate Barlow]] was once a schoolteacher before becoming [[spoiler:one of the most feared outlaws in the Old West.]]



* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler:Kissin' Kate Barlow]] was once a schoolteacher before becoming [[spoiler:one of the most feared outlaws in the Old West.]]



* TheStinger: In the film, at the very end of the credits, Hector "Zero" Zeroni quotes the curse his great-great-great-grandmother made with her accent and speech patterns.



* TheStinger: In the film, at the very end of the credits, Hector "Zero" Zeroni quotes the curse his great-great-great-grandmother made with her accent and speech patterns.
10th May '18 8:08:43 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler:Being kept in a regular suitcase that was buried underground for almost 100 years, Stanley the I's jewels suffered damage and the ink on the stock certificates faded, lessening their value. Therefore, after all the legal fees were paid, Stanley and Zero get less than a million dollars each rather than a fortune. Averted in the movie: it's kept in a treasure chest, and all the valuables are intact, giving millions to both parties.]]

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* RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues:
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[[spoiler:Being kept in a regular suitcase that was buried underground for almost 100 years, Stanley the I's jewels suffered damage and the ink on the stock certificates faded, lessening their value. Therefore, after all the legal fees were paid, Stanley and Zero get less than a million dollars each rather than a fortune. Averted in the movie: it's kept in a treasure chest, and all the valuables are intact, giving millions to both parties.]]]]
** [[spoiler:When the truth about Camp Green Lake is revealed, the Texas Justice Department closes it down and arrests the staff]].


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* ShoutOut: The discussion of Camp Green Lake not needing guard towers or fencing to keep people from running away because the wilderness will kill them if they try to escape is a nod to ''Film/TheBridgeOverTheRiverKwai''.
26th Apr '18 10:19:47 PM MrEightThreeOne
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* ArtifactTitle: In-universe. Camp Green Lake once used to be a lush lake with a thriving town, but the town dried up with the lake, leaving only a barren wasteland.

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* ArtifactTitle: In-universe. Camp Green Lake once used to be a lush lake with a thriving town, but the town dried up with the lake, leaving only a barren wasteland. This is even lampshaded early in the book; when Stanley looks out the window of the bus, the narrator states "He couldn't see a lake. And hardly anything was green."
9th Feb '18 3:43:36 PM MeerkatMario
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* BoomHeadshot: The fates of Mary Lou (Sam's donkey) and the Green Lake sheriff.

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* BoomHeadshot: The fates of Mary [[spoiler:Mary Lou (Sam's donkey) and the Green Lake sheriff.sheriff]].



** Taken to a ridiculous extreme in TheFilmOfTheBook where, by sheer coincidence, it turns out that [[spoiler:peaches and onions are the missing ingredient in Stanley's dad's foot-odor cure]].

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** Taken to a ridiculous extreme in TheFilmOfTheBook the movie where, by sheer coincidence, it turns out that [[spoiler:peaches and onions are the missing ingredient in Stanley's dad's foot-odor cure]].



* SmellyFeet: Charles "Trout" Walker and Clyde "Sweet Feet" Livingston both have terrible foot odor thanks to a foot fungus. [[spoiler: Stanley's father in the end comes up with a cure for it]].

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* SmellyFeet: Charles "Trout" Walker and Clyde "Sweet Feet" Livingston both have terrible foot odor thanks to a foot fungus. [[spoiler: Stanley's [[spoiler:Stanley's father in the end comes up with a cure for it]].it.]]



-->'''Mr. Sir''': "Once upon a time there was a magical place where it never rained. The end."

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-->'''Mr. Sir''': "Once Sir:''' Once upon a time time, there was a magical place where it never rained. The end."
23rd Jan '18 7:53:01 AM costanton11
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''Holes'' is an extremely well-regarded NewberyMedal-winning children's novel by Creator/LouisSachar. It's about teenager [[SdrawkcabName Stanley Yelnats]], who is arrested for a crime he didn't commit and sent to a juvenile detention center called "Camp Green Lake". At the camp, the boys are mistreated by the suspicious owners, who force them to continually dig holes in the middle of a desert with the same width and depth. And there are curses. And thumbs. And a story from the past about a romance destroyed by bigotry.

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''Holes'' is an extremely well-regarded NewberyMedal-winning UsefulNotes/NewberyMedal-winning children's novel by Creator/LouisSachar. It's about teenager [[SdrawkcabName Stanley Yelnats]], who is arrested for a crime he didn't commit and sent to a juvenile detention center called "Camp Green Lake". At the camp, the boys are mistreated by the suspicious owners, who force them to continually dig holes in the middle of a desert with the same width and depth. And there are curses. And thumbs. And a story from the past about a romance destroyed by bigotry.
23rd Jan '18 4:07:48 AM OrangenChan
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* KarmaHoudini: Derrick Dunne appears to get away with stealing Stanley's notebook.

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* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
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Derrick Dunne appears to get away with stealing Stanley's notebook.



* LaserGuidedKarma: The Warden, Mr. Pendanski, and Mr. Sir end up in legal trouble in the end.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: LaserGuidedKarma:
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The Warden, Mr. Pendanski, and Mr. Sir end up in legal trouble in the end.



** Stanley teaching Zero how to read prevents him from getting cheated out of the money that belongs to his family. Saving Zero from dehydration and carrying him up the mountain ended the curse on him.

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** A positive example: Stanley teaching Zero how to read prevents him from getting cheated out of the money that belongs to his family. Saving Zero from dehydration and carrying him up the mountain ended the curse on him.



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: In the scene with Kate where she's trudging along lonely in the desert, Sam appearing to her could just be a hallucination, or it ''could'' be his spirit actually coming to help her cross over. Viewers are free to interpret it as they choose. One strong argument for it to be an actual ghost is when Trout and his wife approach with the goal of forcing Kate to tell them where she buried her treasure, there's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it instant where Sam sees and reacts to them before Kate even realizes they're present, not to mention that Stanley saw both Sam and Mary Lou during his drive to the camp as they faded away.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: MaybeMagicMaybeMundane:
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In the scene with Kate where she's trudging along lonely in the desert, Sam appearing to her could just be a hallucination, or it ''could'' be his spirit actually coming to help her cross over. Viewers are free to interpret it as they choose. One strong argument for it to be an actual ghost is when Trout and his wife approach with the goal of forcing Kate to tell them where she buried her treasure, there's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it instant where Sam sees and reacts to them before Kate even realizes they're present, not to mention that Stanley saw both Sam and Mary Lou during his drive to the camp as they faded away.



* NoNameGiven: Green Lake's sheriff, who goes nameless in both scenes he appears in, possibly due to how EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep.
** [[spoiler:Suverted with Mr. Sir in the film, the Attorney General reveals his real name is Marion Sevillo.]]

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* NoNameGiven: NoNameGiven:
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Green Lake's sheriff, who goes nameless in both scenes he appears in, possibly due to how EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep.
** [[spoiler:Suverted with Mr. Sir in the film, film: the Attorney General reveals his real name is Marion Sevillo.]]



** Camp Green Lake is neither green nor a lake, though it used to be an actual lake -- [[spoiler:until after the story]].

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** Played with/zigzagged with Camp Green Lake is Lake. Currently, it's neither green nor a lake, though it used ''used'' to be an actual lake -- [[spoiler:until after [[spoiler:and it becomes one again at the end of the story]].



* SpannerInTheWorks: Stanley teaching Zero how to read is what does in the Warden once and for all [[spoiler:as Zero is the only one who noticed that Kissin' Kate's stash was kept in a case marked "Stanley Yelnats"--it belonged to Stanley's great-grandfather, but it invalidates the Warden's claims that Stanley stole it from her office.]]

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* SpannerInTheWorks: SpannerInTheWorks:
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Stanley teaching Zero how to read is what does in the Warden once and for all [[spoiler:as Zero is the only one who noticed that Kissin' Kate's stash was kept in a case marked "Stanley Yelnats"--it belonged to Stanley's great-grandfather, but it invalidates the Warden's claims that Stanley stole it from her office.]]



* WealthyEverAfter: [[spoiler:Downplayed. In the book (but played fully straight in the film), Stanley and Zero each receive a little less than a million dollars due to the value of the papers from the treasure chest.]]

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* WealthyEverAfter: [[spoiler:Downplayed. In [[spoiler:Downplayed in the book (but played fully straight in the film), film); Stanley and Zero each receive a little less than a million dollars due to the value of the papers from the treasure chest.]]



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Kissin' Kate Barlow. [[spoiler:Originally just a schoolteacher in 19th-century Texas, she eventually falls for the the [[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt black onion seller]], Sam. This results in not only a mob burning down the school, but Sam is sentenced to death for kissing a white woman. She then becomes the most notorious outlaw in the Wild West. Her first kill is the sheriff who [[ScarpiaUltimatum offered to not kill Sam in exchange for a kiss]].]]

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds:
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Kissin' Kate Barlow. [[spoiler:Originally just a schoolteacher in 19th-century Texas, she eventually falls for the the [[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt black onion seller]], Sam. This results in not only a mob burning down the school, but Sam is sentenced to death for kissing a white woman. She then becomes the most notorious outlaw in the Wild West. Her first kill is the sheriff who [[ScarpiaUltimatum offered to not kill Sam in exchange for a kiss]].]]
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